EXT. STREET - MORNING 82
The Driver speeds off leaving Femi alone in the middle of
He looks back to the diner where Xavier is watching him
through the window. He smiles at Xavier and waves.
Can you spare some change? My negro
Femi looks at him for a moment as if waiting to read his
Well? I ain’t got all day, I got a
business meeting to get too.
He cackles to himself.
You ain’t got no sense of humor do
Femi turns away from him to watch the diner.
Don’t you turn your back on me!
C’mon, I’m starving here. Just a
Femi continues to watch the diner.
LOOK AT ME!
JERRY exits the office building parking lot and approaches
the two men.
Homeless Man immediately retreats.
Didn’t I tell you to stay the away
from this building?
But, I was just talking to my
-What did I tell you?-
-to stay away, but, my friend-
Wait. Shut-up. Is that my jacket?!
Jerry grabs the collar and flips it to show his name written
in marker on the inside.
Son...of...a... bitch. Take it
The Homeless Man removes the jacket and hands it to Jerry.
I wasn’t gonna steal it-
You did. You DID steal it.-
-borrowed it. You weren’t using it.
And you. Flower Guy. Is he really
your friend or is he bothering you?
Femi looks at the Homeless Man. He nods his head.
Yes...Yes I know him.
Well tell your friend he isn’t
invited on my property and if I
catch him again I am gonna shoot
He makes a gun with his fingers and points it at the
Bang... now go away.
Jerry hurries back to his booth in the garage.
Thanks, I mean it, thank you. That
guy is a prick. He thinks because
HOMELESS MAN (cont’d)
he has a job and clean clothes he
is better than me. Well, fuck him!
I’m people too! You know what I
He looks at Femi who is looking up at a window in the office
What? What are you looking at? That
woman? You like her, huh? She’s
-She is so sad.
Well that too...and we aren’t the
only ones who think so.
The Homeless Man points past Femi to Xavier standing in the
median looking up at Shehzeen.
I should be selling tickets to this
He turns and Femi is standing next to Xavier. He says
something to him and he falls backwards into traffic.
SOUND: Car Horn!
Femi reaches out with one arm and pulls him back in like he
was a child that weighed nothing.
Woah! Holly shit! That did not just
Karmen and Lucy watch through the window of the diner.
Homeless Man runs over to the men, but Xavier takes off
across the street before he gets there.
Femi looks back up to the woman in the window.
Broken... Broken like you...
EXT. STREET - MONTAGE 83
A montage of the day on the street in stop action fast
The world moves too fast. Yet, Femi seems to be the only one
that moves in real time. Everyone is in a hurry.
The montage takes us to sunset.
EXT. STREET - EVENING 84
Femi sits cross legged in the center of the street. He is
amazed once again by all the lights. He watches like a child
as the street lights up. They don’t all turn on at once. A
few are still out. He watches the building light up. He
watches the neon turn on. He watches the head lights. He
watches the tail lights.
Then, he watches the office lights begin to turn off. One,
sometimes two at a time as people leave to go home.
He watches families eat dinner in the diner.
He watches the homeless man beg for money from business men
Then, finally, he watches the diner close. The open sign
turns off and the lights are turned down.
The only light left on in the office building is Xavier’s
He watches Xavier and Shehzeen work.
Shehzeen leaves the office with a chair full of files and
Xavier sneaks out after she leaves.
The Homeless Man sneaks back into the parking garage.
Shehzeen returns and stands in Xavier’s office alone.
The street light between Femi and Shehzeen begins to fire
up. It flickers a bit first, then turns on full force
illuminating the street and the building.
Femi is very excited by the light. He smiles and behind the
street light. Faintly, we can see Shehzeen smiling back at
him not realizing that he is looking at the light.
Lilly exits the diner and stops on the sidewalk.
Femi turns to her and she smiles at him.
Xavier drives away.
SOUND: CRASH! Glass rains down on the street.
Both Shehzeen and Femi turn to see what it is.
Shehzeen falls from the sky. She almost seems to fall out of
the light, like a fallen angel.
Lilly screams and runs back into the diner to call 911.
Femi runs to help her. He reaches her and immediately takes
her in his arms.
Beautiful woman, what have you done
He loosens his grip on her to face her. She is bleeding
from just about everywhere. He pulls her hair from her face
and she tries to speak.
H.he..hello...I never said hello to
you. I am so sorry I was..so
rude... to you...
She collapses in his arms.
He panics and shakes her.
The Homeless Man turns the corner and sees Femi covered in
blood and violently shaking Shehzeen. He takes off running
back into the garage.
INT. OFFICE BUILDING ELEVATOR - SAME TIME 85
Jerry enters the elevator and pushes the "G" button for the
His walkie-talkie goes off.
Hello?! Help! Jerry?!
Jerry quickly replies.
Billy? What’s wrong?
The elevator doors open and he steps out.
Something bad just happ-
The Homeless Man runs out of the darkness directly towards
He tosses the walkie talkie aside and reaches for his gun.
EXT. OFFICE BUILDING PARKING GARAGE - A MINUTE LATER 86
Femi is leaning over the body and chanting something in his
I need you to stop what you are
doing and step away from that
Femi continues to chant.
I gave you an order!
Jerry attempts to physically remove Femi from Shehzeen’s
body and is tossed away like a child.
Jerry pulls his gun and points it at the Femi’s head.
Gachie pulls up to the curb to pick up Femi and sees Jerry
pull his gun on Femi.
He jumps out of his car and runs directly towards the
Step away from the woma-
Gachie tackles him and the gun goes off.
INT. DINER - SAME TIME 87
Lilly storms in and grabs for the phone, failing many times
until she finally drops it on the floor.
Karmen and Lucy run to her. Angel is not far behind.
What’s wrong? What happened?
She says nothing, she just points out the window.
Everyone runs to the window to see Femi covered in blood and
holding a dead woman in his arms.
Oh my god! Did he just kill that
Where is my bat?! I told you he was
trouble and now I am gonna knock
the mother fucker out.
No your not!-
Just watch me!
Karmen grabs his arm aggressively and pulls him back to her.
Seriously stop, just stop. Look at
She pushes his head so that he has to look at her.
What you ARE gonna do it is pick up
that phone over there and call 911,
right now. Understand?
No, buts, call 911 now. That woman
might still be alive and she could
die while you are playing
He runs to the phone and dials 911.
Lucy is speechless. She can’t stop watching.
Are you okay?
Lilly is curled up under the counter. Tears roll down her
Angel waits on hold for 911. He begins to complain about it
when someone answers.
911, is this an emergency?
Emergency? I would say so. This
flower guy just murdered some woman
outside my diner!.... Yes a flower
guy! You know, with the flowers!
I saw it happen. I saw her hit the
pavement. I saw-
-hit the pavement? I thought the
flower guy attacked her?
No. No, he was just standing there.
She jumped out of the window. He
is trying to help her.
Oh shit. Angel! He didn’t kill her!
Tell them he didn’t-
Angel turns to look at her like "WTF."
The phone is on the hook.
It’s too late, I already hung up.
What do you-
Call them back you idiot! Tell
them he didn’t kill her, tell them
not to shoot him! Now!
Angel picks up the phone and dials.
Lilly sneaks away to the rest room.
Now, where did she go?
The security guard is gonna shoot
the flower guy!
INT. DINER WOMEN’S RESTROOM - MORNING 88
Lilly curls up in one of the stalls. She cries for a moment
then searches for her cell phone.
She finds it and dials.
INT. LILLY APARTMENT - SAME TIME 89
Devon sits on the couch drinking a beer and watching T.V.
with a friend.
The phone rings.
He ignores it.
Your phone is ringing, bro.
I’m not supposed to be here.
You still haven’t told her you lost
No. You don’t know her. She won’t
take it well. I was hoping to find
something before I had to tell.
You still working the night shift
at that Daily work Daily pay place?
The phone rings again.
I really hate hiding this from her,
but I am afraid she will leave me
if she thinks I can’t take care of
her. You don’t run into women like
that everyday. Besides, she
probably just wants me to cook
dinner for her.
How do you explain going out so
late every night?
I don’t. I leave after she goes to
bed and I come back before she gets
up. She doesn’t even know I’m gone.
Sounds like you got it handled. I
gotta jet. My wife is making
INT. DINER WOMEN’S RESTROOM - MORNING 90
Lilly waits for someone to pick up. When there is no answer,
she smashes her phone on the bathroom door.
SOUND: BANG! Gun Shot from outside. Karmen screams.
INT. GACHIE’S CAR - 10 MINUTES EARLIER. 91
Gachie sits at a red light.
Rap music blares on the radio.
He plays a game on his cellphone. The light turns green and
He is driving along side of the building he dropped Femi off
in front of 10 hours before.
He pulls up to the curb and turns down his music.
Lucy exits the diner and watches something across the
Now where the fuck did he go-
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